Preston Clyde Allen

Brief Life History of Preston Clyde

When Preston Clyde Allen was born on 1 January 1909, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, George Wilford Allen, was 41 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Nielsen, was 38. He married Bonnie Seamons Allen on 19 April 1935, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He lived in Hyrum Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940 and Cache Junction, Cache, Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 13 August 1981, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Preston Clyde Allen
1909–1981
Bonnie Seamons Allen
1913–2009
Marriage: 19 April 1935

Sources (32)

  • Preston Allen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Preston Clyde Allen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Preston Clyde Allen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

1928 · Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon, being named after Ebenezer Bryce, was designated first as a national monument by President Warren G. Harding in 1923 but was re-designated as a nation park in 1928 by Congress.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Alain, Alein (Old Breton Alan), from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. From 1139 it was common in Scotland, where the surname also derives from Gaelic Ailéne, Ailín, from ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. Saint Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another Saint Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

English: occasionally perhaps from the rare Middle English femaje personal name Aline (Old French Adaline, Aaline), a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Adal-, especially Adalheidis (see Allis ).

French: variant of Allain , a cognate of 1 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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German Austrian Mission 1931-1934

In April 1933 a "uniformed Nazi" assaulted two American Mormon missionaries, P. Blair Ellsworth and Preston C. Allen, while they were walking door-to-door, seeking converts in the small town of Hinden …

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